Training

How to become an Ironman age-group champion: 9 tips for success

At Ironman UK 2017 age grouper Brian Fogarty not only won his age-group, but was the fastest overall age-grouper AND had the quickest bike split (04:50:42) out of everyone - pros and age groupers alike. Not bad for an insurance salesman who has to combine his training with a full time job. His tri coach Matt Bottrill shares the secrets behind Brian's phenomenal performance
26 July 2017 at 12:56

7 off-road/quirky non-tri races to enter

All your races don't have to be triathlons. From racing horses to slogs and bogs, here are our favourite UK events that’ll help improve your fitness, skills and race savviness…
25 July 2017 at 12:19

Free 8-week 70.3 Training Plan

Racing middle distance triathlon in 2017? Want to smash your PB? Then follow our eight-week plan to reach the finish line faster
24 July 2017 at 14:35

Jan Frodeno's key Ironman training sessions and advice

Survival is often the name of the game in Ironman. But don’t resign yourself to scraping through just yet... Smash it instead with world record holder Jan Frodeno’s go-faster advice
24 July 2017 at 09:02

How do I stop feeling out of breath when swimming front crawl?

The most common mistake people make with their breathing in front crawl, or freestyle as it's often known, is thinking they need to take huge lungfuls of air, says Olympic open-water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne. Here she explains why, and how to overcome this.
18 July 2017 at 14:36  (1)

How to improve your breaststroke

200m Olympic breaststroke swimmer Molly Renshaw passes on her tips for improving your stroke
18 July 2017 at 10:39

Why am I slower swimming in a wetsuit?

Do you find swimming in a wetsuit actually makes you slower, rather than faster like it does for the majority of triathletes? John Wood has this advice
13 July 2017 at 14:42  (1)

How to swim in a current

During your tri career there’s a very good chance you’ll encounter currents in the open-water swim, which can impact your performance. Andrew Potter has this advice
13 July 2017 at 11:49

BTF's Jonathon Riall shares the secrets behind GB's paratriathlon success

For 10 years, head coach Jonathon Riall has led GB’s paratriathletes to global success, including an individual gold in Rio. Here’s how…
12 July 2017 at 12:03

Free 8-week sprint triathlon training plan

Racing sprint distance? Want to smash your PB? Then follow our eight-week plan to reach the finish line faster
10 July 2017 at 10:42

7 Ironman pitfalls to avoid

The very nature of Ironman means that many people fail to get to the start line, the finish line or their goal time – it stretches the mind and body to, and beyond, their limits. So be warned: there are pitfalls and you need to be ready for them…
10 July 2017 at 09:57

Ironman training: 5 common weaknesses and how to overcome them

Each discipline of long distance triathlon presents unique challenges that must be defeated. Here are the most common problems… and how to resolve them
06 July 2017 at 13:58

Running barefoot: how to get started

We sent 220’s Editor to Vivobarefoot to find out more about barefoot running shoes and minimalist running technique
05 July 2017 at 10:58

6 race-day agonies to avoid

There are lots of opportunities for agony in triathlon, says Martn Brunt. Cramp, blisters, chafing, bashing your hand on a lane-rope, treading on an inner tube dust-cap in bare feet, wetsuit neck-rub, sunburn... and so on. Having thought about the various agonies I’ve endured in 15 years of racing, here are my six of the best... and it's not just physical pain...
03 July 2017 at 15:22

Cycling up hills: when you should sit and when you should stand

Staying seated is the norm but out of the saddle will pay dividends when the gradient rises says Mark McKay
03 July 2017 at 13:34

How to prepare for racing in hot weather

So how do you acclimatise for racing a triathlon in hot weather? Well, it’s a tricky question as it does take time for your body to adjust to the different climatic conditions, says six times Ironman world champ Dave Scott. But there are things you can do at home beforehand.
03 July 2017 at 09:18

Swim training session with tools: get more power per stroke

Give your front crawl some extra oomph by training with paddles and pull buoys!
29 June 2017 at 13:53

How to avoid jelly legs

Mark Kleanthous explains why your back might ache and your legs feel like jelly in T2, and how you can make them feel more comfortable
29 June 2017 at 10:50

How to improve your mental toughness

Spending hours training your body? Great... But to be the best, you need to train your brain just as hard. We’ve rounded up some of the toughest athletes in triathlon, including Chrissie Wellington and Dave Scott, to share their secrets.
28 June 2017 at 13:08

Essential skills: basic first aid for runners

Do you know what to do if your training partner gets sunstroke when out running or suffers a strain? Here's some first aid advice from St John Ambulance
28 June 2017 at 10:45